ARRL Encourages Monthly Giving
The ARRL Development Office is dedicated to raising funds for those programs not funded entirely by member dues. Whether your interest is focused on protecting Amateur Radio operating frequencies, expanding ARRL’s national initiative promoting science and math education, or securing the future of the W1AW, The Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, your financial support is vital.
“Now it’s easier than ever to make a commitment to ARRL,” said ARRL Chief Development Officer Mary Hobart, K1MMH. “By contributing as little as $10, $20 or $100 per month, you can be part of a strong financial forecast for those programs that are at the heart of our service.” More and more ARRL members are taking advantage of this option to contribute to the Diamond Club, the Spectrum Defense Fund, the Education & Technology Fund and the W1AW Endowment Fund.
Your commitment -- by phone, by mail or on the Web -- means that vital work on your behalf will continue. “When you contribute to the Spectrum Defense Fund, you ensure that ARRL will be your voice in matters related to your operating privileges,” Hobart explained. “Likewise, your generosity to the Education & Technology Fund prepares students for a bright future in Amateur Radio by putting stations in schools -- and preparing teachers to open the world of electronics, space and robotics in their schools. And every ham values W1AW, the flagship station of ARRL. You can read more about these and other funds on the ARRL Web site.”
Hobart said that often members tell her that they would give to the ARRL, but they haven’t been asked: “Please consider this your invitation to make the most generous contribution you can to the fund that means the most to you. And if it’s easier, we can help you set up a monthly or quarterly giving plan.”
If you have questions about the Spectrum Defense Fund, the Education & Technology Fund or any of the ARRL Permanent Funds (such as the W1AW Endowment Fund, the ARRL General Fund, the ARRL Lab Fund, the Historical Preservation Fund, the Legal Research and Resource Fund or the Ham Aid Fund), please contact Hobart by phone at (860) 594-0397 or via e-mail.